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Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide now until sunset on April 1 to honor and remember the victims of the shooting at the King Soopers grocery store at the Table Mesa Shopping Center in Boulder. Flags will be lowered for 10 days to remember each of the 10 individuals who lost their lives.
“This loss is especially painful for the friends and family members left behind. As Governor, I offer my special condolences to all of those who suffered loss, but this is truly a loss for all of us, and we mourn the ten who died as a state and a nation. This has been a painful year, and we sit here once again surrounded by seemingly incomprehensible loss. We can never let ourselves become numb to this pain, because we simply can’t let this be accepted as anything close to a normal occurrence. We know there will be many hard days in the weeks and months ahead, but today let us remember the ten men and women who are no longer with us,” said Governor Jared Polis.
President Biden also issued a proclamation today ordering all flags lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the victims of yesterday’s shooting in Boulder. See the full text of President Biden’s proclamation below:
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN BOULDER, COLORADO BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colorado, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, March 27, 2021. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.